Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday Freebeez


Chalkboard style is all the rage now.
September Creating Keepsakes Magazine
has a free fun download page of chalkboard quotes to print.

click here  for link to free download

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thursday Treatz

PB and J Sandwiches 

Lunch Box Trivia and a Chuckle From the September 2013 Family Fun Magazine:

"According to the National Peanut Board, the average child eats approximately
1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before graduating from high school.  Below, we chart the progress of a PB&J aficionado."

Age 2 -Has first taste, in high chair, while simultaneously discovering finger painting.
  ----   Eats middle and leaves ring of crust on plate.

  ----   Discovers Fluff.

  ----   Enters the red period--only Strawberry Jam, Please.

  ----   Finally eats crusts(hallelujah)
  ----   Tries it with pickles. Once.

  ----   Preference for banana and honey on whole wheat coincides with wearing of Birkenstocks.

 Age 18  Goes to college, now parents eating PB&J regularly.

Enjoy your favorite PB&J for lunch today!

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wednesday Websitz

One of my favorite magazines--REAL SIMPLE--has
great ideas for new uses for old things.

Check out the website for new uses for tape:
Click here:
 Real Simple

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tuesday Tipz

Altered Stickers

Like a sticker but it just isn't the right color?
Don't set it aside, alter it!
Dazzles are especially easy stickers to alter--just use permanent markers to recolor.
Some stickers are on white paper to be colored to match the project.
Sticker paper is also available to print your own on your computer!

Happy Craftin'!

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Monday Make Itz

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Greetings Crafterz!
I'm back from California already missing my baby dolls!

Have you ever wanted to make a personalized rubber stamp?
Stampin'UP! has the perfect kit called  Undefined , it comes with everything
you need to make your own stamp. There is also a refill kit available.
One of my first projects will be to make a Tennezzee Suz Flamingo stamp.

Included in the Stamp Carving Kit:
  • 2 carving tools
  • 3" x 4" rubber
  • 3" x 4" foam
  • 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
  • 1 Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
  • 3 postcards
  • Instruction sheet
  • Stamp image templates  

click above to watch a video of the kit

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tuesday Tipz

Special Memories

If you have special young people in your life, be sure to take many
pictures through their 'growing up' years.
CraftinwithSuz' is spoiling the grandgirls this week,  many pictures
are being captured to update the Proud Oma memory book.
(I can't believe how much they have grown just since May!
Chloe baby is crawling and will be walking before long!)
Big Sister Layla is coloring pictures with Oma!

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Friday Freebeez


Join the free Paper Wishes Catalog newsletter and receive 
a free download of the book: Dazzles (stickers) Secrets revealed. 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Thursday Treatz

Cake Batter Pancakes

Here is a yummy treat to make for a Back to School Celebration, from the Betty Crocker Website:

Cake Batter Pancakes
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Blogger Jessica Walker from Lil Miss Bossy shares a new kind of pancake recipe. Bisquick® and SuperMoist® cake mix make these pancakes sweet, fun and a delicious birthday treat!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 10



cup Original Bisquick® mix
cup Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix
tablespoons candy sprinkles
cup milk
teaspoon vanilla

Glaze and Garnish

2 1/2
cups powdered sugar
tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons milk
teaspoon vanilla
Additional candy sprinkles

  • 1 Heat griddle or skillet over medium-high heat or electric griddle to 375°F; grease with cooking spray, vegetable oil or shortening. (Surface is ready when a few drops of water sprinkled on it dance and disappear.)
  • 2 In medium bowl, stir together pancake ingredients until blended. Pour by slightly less than 1/4 cupfuls onto hot griddle. Cook until edges are dry. Turn; cook until pancakes are golden brown. Stack on serving plates.
  • 3 In small bowl, beat powdered sugar, milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla with whisk until smooth.
  • 4 To serve, top each serving with glaze and additional candy sprinkles.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wednesday Websitz

One of my favorite websites has added new planner pages.
One that caught my attention was a BLOG Post Planner!
A big thanks to Kevin at Free Printables!
Check out this page along with other great free pages to print.
Click here:  Free Printables 

Printable Blog Planner

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tuesday Tipz


If you have a great organizing or crafting tip, please SHARE!

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Monday Make Itz

Re-purpose Kit Supplies

The July Paper Pumpkin Kit was a cute cake topper/sign celebration decoration.
I didn't really need to decorate, so I set it aside
until I could decide how to re-purpose supplies.
I did need a two page birthday layout-so I found some
great background paper and used the kit supplies as embellishments. 
Keep an open creative mind with your crafting supplies.

Original idea for Paper Pumpkin Kit

New use for kit embellishments.

Birthday pictures will be added to layout.

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Friday, August 9, 2013

Friday Funnyz


Enjoy this picture of Grandbaby Chloe--she has discovered her toes!
Hope this brings smiles and giggles for the day!
(Oma wishes she could touch her toes--now that would be a Friday Funnyz!!!)

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Thursday Treatz

Home Canned Tomatoes

The resident agronomist/gardener/food preserver canned his first
jars of tomatoes from the new garden!
These will be yummy in chili and spaghetti recipes next winter.

If you would like to learn to preserve veggies and fruits from
your garden or farmer's market, check with your local
Extension Office for information. Many offices teach
classes on safe food preservation. 
Another great resource is the Ball Blue Book.
This can be purchased at the big box stores and online.

Yum Yum

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tuesday Tipz


Purchase and use FOAM and INEXPENSIVE stamp sets for short term projects.
These are not made to last for a long time.

Invest in higher quality stamp sets that will be used many times over.
With proper care and storage, this type of set will last for years.

Be sure to clean stamps after use and store away from extreme heat/cold and sun. 
Extremes will dry out and break down the rubber image. 

(When I was going through my sets, I found some from the early '90s that
were still usable. The rubber was pliable and the image stamped clear.)

Older stamp sets that are still usable.

Inexpensive sets with dried and cracked rubber image.

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Monday, August 5, 2013

Monday Make Itz

Greetings Crafters,
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Monday Make Itz--- The Inchie Necklace

I have been trying to find a way to show off' my awesome granddaughters!
I discovered a way to print off their picture, attach it to glass and place it into
a silver or brass base.
I call it The Inchie Necklace since the picture is a Square Inch.
This can also be used for all kinds of  inch sized pictures or beautiful papers, not just family pictures.

The Inchie Necklace

Necklace 'charms' one on left is brass base, one on right is empty silver base.

If you would like more information 
on how to order The Inchie Necklace,
please email:

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Friday, August 2, 2013

Friday Freebeez


Check to see if your state has a Tax Free Holiday Weekend for
Back to School Supplies.
Tennessee has one that starts today through Sunday.
Many products that can used for crafting are on the tax free list.

> The following  Stampin'UP! items are tax-exempt during the Tennessee sales tax holiday:
>    - 2-Way Glue Pen (item 100425) $4.50
>    - Snail Adhesive (item 104332) $6.95
>    - Snail Adhesive Refill (item 104331) $4.50
>    - Sticky Strip (item 104294) $6.95
>    - Stampin’ Dimensionals (item 104430) $3.95
>    - Mini Glue Dots (item 103683) $4.95
>    - Paper Snips (item 103579) $9.95
>    - Craft & Paper Scissors (item 108360) $29.95
>    - Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen (item 105021) $3.95
>    - Blender Pens (item 102845) $9.95
>    - Stampin’ Write Markers (various item numbers) $3.50
>    - Subtles Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131263) $28.95
>    - Regals Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131262) $28.95
>    - Brights Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131259) $28.95
>    - Neutrals Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131261) $22.95
>    - Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive (item 110755) $3.95
>    - Anywhere Glue Sticks (item 104045) $3.95
>    - 2012-2014 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (item 126856) $14.95
>    - 2013-2015 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131260) $14.95
>    - Stampin’ Write Marker New Color Kit (item 130034) $28.95

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